Taste of Bordeaux

Resort: Taste of Bordeaux
Operator: AMA Waterways
Destination: Europe
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Overview

Travel to Frances legendary wine capital, Bordeaux. Iconic chteaux, timeless vineyards and delicious wine tastings are plentiful as you visit Libourne, Blaye, Bourg, Pauillac and Cadillac. This trip is a must for anyone interested in the best of French culture, lifestyle, wine and food.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Bordeaux

Embark the ship for your Taste of Bordeaux cruise. (D)

Day 2 – Bordeaux & Libourne

Take in the romance of Bordeaux as you pass iconic sights on a scenic morning cruise. Later in the day, dock in Libourne, a gateway to one of Bordeauxs most elite wine regions. Join an excursion to Saint milion, known for its celebrated vineyards, and while here, explore the monolithic church carved out of one piece of limestone rock, and then go under the church to discover its catacombs and caves. Afterwards, enjoy a Grand Cru Class wine tasting at either Chteau de Ferrand or Chteau de Pressac. If you prefer a more active adventure, pedal through the vineyard-rich countryside to Saint-milion and then to Chteau Soutard for a Grand Cru Class wine tasting. You can also choose to tour the magnificent Chteau Vayres, one of the most prestigious historic buildings of Aquitaine. (B,L,D)

Day 3 – Libourne & Blaye

The Libourne wine region, including Saint milion, Pomerol and Fronsac, is one of the major cradles of viticulture in the Bordeaux area, dating back to Gallo-Roman times. The first vines were planted in Fronsac two thousand years ago. In the 18th century, the wines of Fronsac enjoyed the best reputation in the Libourne region, selling for higher prices than their neighbors in Saint milion and Pomerol. Today, Fronsac includes several beautiful wine estates such as Chteau de la Dauphine, Chteau de la Rivire and Chteau Gaby. Here you will visit a cellar and taste local wines from one estate. (B,L,D)

Day 4 – Blaye & Bourg

Once in Blaye, you can join a tour of its 17th-century citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a more active excursion, take a bike ride around Blaye. Later in the day, you can choose to bike from Blaye through the idyllic French countryside to Bourg. While in the ancient village of Bourg, take a walking tour and visit the Carriage Museum, which houses a wonderful collection of horse-drawn vehicles. Later in the day, experience the hospitality of this charming medieval village with an exclusive wine festival. Meet the local wine growers and taste the fruits of their labors as well as enjoy live French music and dancing. (B,L,D)

Day 5 – Pauillac

Pauillac, a lovely village on the Left Bank of the Gironde Estuary, is gateway to the famed Mdoc region, renowned for producing some of the worlds finest Bordeaux wines. You will see some of the most beautiful and famous wine estates, including Chteau Latour, Chteau Mouton Rothschild, Chteau Lafite Rothschild and Chteau Pichon Longueville. Youll then visit either Chteau Gruaud Larose or Chteau Loville Poyferr for a tasting of Grand Cru wines. (B,L,D)

Day 6 – Cadillac & Bordeaux

Visit the impressive Castle of Roquetaillade, an amazingly preserved masterpiece of medieval military architecture owned by the same noble family for 700 years and travel to the Sauternes wine region to either Chateau de Rayne Vigneau or Chateau Guiraud to taste the highly prized golden-hued sweet wines produced here. In the evening, enjoy a spectacular illumination cruise, gazing at the iconic structures of Bordeaux as they glow against the night sky. (B,L,D)

Day 7 – Bordeaux

The breathtaking capital of the wine world, Bordeaux is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and classified as a City of Art and History. Youll have an opportunity to experience much of the rich culture and architecture on a city tour followed by a visit to the immersive and interactive Bordeaux Wine Museum, housed in an awe-inspiring building. Bike enthusiasts will wish to join a tour along the citys amazing network of bicycle paths. (B,L,D)

Day 8 – Bordeaux

Disembark the ship and prepare for your flight home. (B)

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